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CIAO DATE: 03/02

The European Union and Globalisation: Reflections on Strategies of Individual States

Morten Kelstrup

Copenhagen Peace Research Institute
December 2001


Major developments in European politics are related to two simultaneous processes: the process of globalisation and the process of Europeanisation. As Helen Wallace has recently remarked: "For too long the debates on globalisation and on Europeanisation have been conducted in separate compartments and in different terms" (Wallace, 2000, 369). The purpose of this paper is to support the effort in bringing the two debates together. The paper will discuss the two processes, discuss how they interlink, and have a special focus on possible strategies and dilemmas of individual states that are confronted with both processes.